(born Tiara Ayu Lestari on 10 October 1980) is originally from Indonesia. Formerly residing in Singapore, she is now firmly back in her own beloved country. Modeling has been her passion and profession. Her journey as a model has taken her to the cover of Playboy Magazine in a far away land and right in the center of a national controversy. It plunged her into depth of humility without prejudice or guilt. She said "It guides me to see through changes, places and faces. Through it all, I understand that life itself is full of surprises that neither reason, nor logic can comprehend. It certainly has been a journey filled with joy and turbulence. It is a journey from sensuality to elegance".
Tiara is in the news because of the hullabaloo over the pornography bill, that lawmakers are threatening to introduce. In reference to the new law Tiara said “I must believe that the best and the brightest minds in Indonesia will continue their debate to form a law that protects its children from the danger of pornography while protecting the rights of its citizens to speak and exercise their creative wisdom without fear of censorship or prosecution.”
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